Category Archives: Crime
Thu, May 17, 2012 | 17:11 BST
Lewys Martin, of Deal, Kent has been sentenced to 18 months for distributing a virus inside a Call of Duty hack.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 20:58 GMT
In order to make sure there isn’t a recurrence of last year PSN security breach, back in October 2011 Sony hired Brett Wahlin, a former US counter-intelligence officer and former McAfee chief security officer, who has said the security experts at the firm need to think more like “social engineers.”
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 21:00 GMT
A handful of LulzSec have been taken into custody in the US and UK, and the round-up can be attributed to “Sabu,” who was the alleged leader of the hack group.
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 19:08 GMT
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 | 08:45 GMT
One of three men charged with the mugging of a visiting Malaysian student during the London riots has received a long prison sentence, the Daily Mail reports. Beau Isagba is the first of three accused men to be tried for the crime, which became an Internet phenomenon after video of the attack went viral. One of the items stolen in the brutal attack was a PSP, with the victim known as “the PSP boy” until identified; SCEE quietly replaced the lost device, and Namco Bandai sent a package of games.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 15:54 GMT
Microsoft has responded to yesterday’s report which claimed the rash of compromised Xbox Live accounts lately were due to “brute force” unauthorized access through legitimate channels. In a statement provided to IGN, the firm said there wasn’t any “loophole” allowing the invasions, as the method of attack is “an industry-wide issue.” Microsoft also noted, once again, many accounts are compromised due to malware and phishing scams used to glean user passwords. “Online fraud and identity theft are industry-wide problems, and as such people using any online services should set strong passwords, not share those passwords across multiple services and refrain from sharing any personal details that could leave them vulnerable,” read the statement. “As always, we highly recommend our members follow the Xbox Live Account Security guidance provided [here] to protect your account.”
The firm contends there hasn’t been a security breach within the XBL service.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 16:33 GMT
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 00:37 GMT
Mon, Nov 07, 2011 | 04:26 GMT
French media reports 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 have been stolen in transit, as pre-release copies of the highly anticipated shooter pull massive eBay prices.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 00:30 BST
A French court has ruled in favour of Nintendo in its ongoing legal battle against the sale of flash cards for the DS.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 15:56 BST
Mid-afternoon snacks to go with your cuppa.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 06:20 BST
A British man suspected of stealing a PSP from an injured Malaysian student during the London riots is in police custody.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 03:41 BST
South Korean police have reportedly outed a ring of gold farmers dispatched from North Korea.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 01:27 BST
Police in Johannesburg last week stormed an alleged piracy ring apparently responsible for jailbreaking PlayStation 3 consoles and distributing pirated games.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 | 15:11 BST
In a case which could influence future rulings on piracy and file-sharing, British Telecom has been forced to block access to Newzbin2 due to its “perceived knowledge” of the copyright infringement perpetrated by the file-sharing site.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 20:12 BST
According to various reports, it looks as though EA game forum users have been hacked, as the firm states data from BioWare’s old Neverwinter Nights forums has been compromised.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 15:44 BST
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 | 21:56 BST
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 18:01 BST